STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum Hosts Hill Briefing

On May 10, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing, entitled “STEM 101: Major Policy Issues for the 115th Congress,” featured expert panelists Dr. David Evans of the National Science Teachers Association, Allyson Knox of Microsoft, Dr. Norman Fortenberry of the American Society for Engineering Education, Domenic Giandomenico of […]

Dept. of Ed. Issues STEM Guidance Memo

The Department of Education (ED) issued a seven-page memo detailing potential ways to use federal formula grant funds to support STEM education.  The document references funds available through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins). The […]

Festo Joins Leadership Council

We are pleased to announce that Festo Didactic has joined the STEM Education Leadership Council. Festo is one of the largest global companies in the world of advanced manufacturing and particularly in manufacturing automation. Festo Didactic is the company’s education division and produces equipment, curricula, and training for educators in career and technical education settings. Their service portfolio offers […]

Coalition Statement on President’s Proposed Budget

The STEM Education Coalition has issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget: “Our Coalition is disappointed in the Budget’s choice of priorities for federal investments in education.  The President has repeatedly talked about the need for a world-class American workforce.  We do not think this Budget, which would eliminate federal support for teacher […]

Senate Appropriations Holds STEM Education Hearing

On March 15, the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled, “STEM Education: Preparing Students for the Careers of Today and the Future”. Witnesses at the hearing included:  Sarah Tucker, Ph.D., Chancellor, West Virginia Council for Community & Technical College Education; Larry […]

Coalition Statement on Women in STEM Bills

The STEM Education Coalition is very pleased that President Trump will sign a pair of bipartisan bills into law that will authorize NASA and the National Science Foundation to bolster their efforts to bring more women and girls into the critical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.   The first bill, authored by Rep. Elizabeth […]

Secretary-designate DeVos Answers STEM Education Questions

After Secretary-designate DeVos’ confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Education Committee, several senators submitted additional follow-up questions to be answered before her final confirmation vote. The STEM Education Coalition compiled all the answers she provided in regards to STEM education. Q: In today’s economy every student needs to have a strong foundation in the STEM […]

STEM Education Questions for Betsy DeVos

This week, the U.S. Senate will begin the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos. Mrs. DeVos was nominated by President-Elect Donald Trump for Secretary of Education. The STEM Education Coalition hopes senators will raise the following questions with Mrs. DeVos: Q:  In today’s economy every student needs to have a strong foundation in the STEM subjects […]

Policy Forum Teams With Afterschool Alliance and Overdeck Foundation

The STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum is working with the Afterschool Alliance to lead a multi-state initiative focused on preparing Mott Statewide Afterschool Networks to advance state-level policy that’s favorable to high-quality STEM learning in out-of-school time (OST) settings. The Policy Forum is providing technical assistance to state-level advocates including advocacy resources, advice on ESSA […]